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The propagation of shock waves of constant strength

  • A. G. Mackie (a1) and D. G. Weir (a1)


Conditions are examined under which plane shook waves of constant strength can propagate through a gas in a given homentropic motion. Since the entropy change across the shock is taken to be constant homentropic flow exists behind the shock also. The motion behind the shock is determined by solving a Cauchy problem with data given on the back of the shock. The theory is illustrated by two examples, one of which generalizes a result obtained by Copson.



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(1)Copson, E. T.Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 216 (1953), 539.
(2)Copson, E. T.Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 222 (1954), 254.
(3)Mackie, A. G.Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 50 (1954), 131.
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Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • ISSN: 0305-0041
  • EISSN: 1469-8064
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